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Large melanoma metastases to the gastrointestinal tract.
  1. J M Silverman,
  2. J A Hamlin
  1. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Los Angeles, California 90048.


    It is well known that malignant melanoma can metastasize widely. Although these metastases in the gastrointestinal tract usually appear as small 'bull's-eye' or 'target' lesions, there are a few reports of relatively large melanoma metastases. We report five cases of large melanoma lesions metastatic to the alimentary canal. We also emphasise the consideration of a thorough gastrointestinal tract evaluation in patients with malignant melanoma especially if they are symptomatic.

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